Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Creative Digital Photos

Creative digital photos are a passion of mine! I love digital photography.
Here are a three examples of my most recent work.....with Tessia as my subject. :)

Monday, June 19, 2006

I'ma Believer Now......

Okay....remember how I spoke about Tessia and her friends seeing the lights go on and off in the empty townhome next to ours?? And how they heard noises too?
Well....I witnessed it for MYSELF last night! The girls had come in from outside and were scared to death....saying the lights were coming on and going off again. So, I went outside....and the townhouse was completely dark, but they said the lights were just on previous to me coming outside. SO....I peeked inside the door, through the rectangular window in the middle of the door. As I was peering in....the lights came on!!!!! OMG, it took my breath away!! The girls screamed and ran toward the street....and I just stood there....frozen. I started thinking.....trying to be "logical" and figured....maybe the owner had placed timers on the lights. I called him. He had NOT placed timers on the lights. I told him that there had been sounds coming from inside as well. He said he was on his way over and that he was calling the police. They were all over here in just a few minutes....with pistols drawn!! It was very dramatic. The posted themselves at the front and back doors....and the owner said he heard noises inside. The police entered first.....then the owner....after about 5 minutes they all came out and said that there was no sign of anyone!!! I insisted they go up in the attic and check as well. They did, but no sign of anyone. The police were questioning if perhaps "the intruders" could have escaped out the back door before they arrived on the scene. WE DO NOT KNOW. But it is all very mysterious. :(

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon

This morning started out sunny.....then it got very dark, and cloudy; then the sun came out again; then
disappeared again, and now it is sunny with blue skies. Arkansas weather is so fickle! lol
Tessia, and her friends, Baylee, Nikki, and Erica had an outdoor pizza party at Tessia's father's house yesterday
evening. Tessia and Baylee spent the night over there..... and Tessia just came home around 30 minutes ago. She said they had a great time.
Tessia took her old skateboard, that is broken into 2 halves, over to her father's to get him to saw off the edges
to make them straight and smoother. She is going to use them as shelves in her room....which I think is a cool
idea. :)
I've posted a couple of photos that I took today; flowers on my front porch....and my Jeep and Tessia's Mustang.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saturday......Saturday.....and no plans! Yeah! lol I do not have any plans for today except for a little house cleaning, laundry, and other fun stuff like that. :)
I think it is supposed to rain sometime today....or tomorrow.
Tessia had 2 friends spend the night with her last night, Nikki and Baylee. They are convinced that the
townhouse next door, which is currently empty, has a "ghost" living there. They all said they
saw the lights go on and off last night. It is a 2-story townhouse....and I share the stair-wall with it. The girls
also said they heard the sounds of "running" up and down the stair-wall. oOOoOoOoH! I just laughed when
they told me....but they were completely serious. So, I walked outside and looked. The living room light
was on, but I did not see it flash or go off. Who knows. LOL
I am suppose to get a new back door today. The guy is suppose to come by and install it this morning. It
will be a regular steel door....and a screened storm door as well. I am looking forward to have that screen
door....I love opening the regular door and letting the breeze blow through the screen. :)
Yesterday, I spent 30 minutes in the Revenue Office, getting my new license plate and tags for the Jeep.
*WHEW*----sales tax in Arkansas is a real fright! One of those necessary evils in Life.
I've posted a few more of my "creative photography" shots that I took around Ozark, the town where I live.
Pomol8r (post more later),
This first one,
I have entitled "Captive Calf"

This second one, I have entitled "Ozark Hay Field"

Friday, June 16, 2006

Cool Once Again..... :)

The air unit has been fixed and it is once again cool in my office!!! YAY!!! lol
I am so spoiled. I remember when I was younger....my parents kept the house
air-conditioned in the summer, but kept it set really high.....and I don't ever remember
it being too hot. It is a different story now....lol....I keep my unit at home set on 69
during the day....and around 74 at night. I hear some people talking about not having
air-conditioning at all when they were young....and I can't imagine!!! I am thinking
that it could NOT have POSSIBLY been as HOT back then!! LOL Actually, I think
I am just spoiled. :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Power Failure - OH NO

The air condition unit at my office went on the fritz...and it is HOTTER-N-HELL!!! It is definitely not conducive for a pleasant working environment. :(
The repairman was here a few minutes ago....just in time for us all to go home for the day...lol. Oh well, perhaps tomorrow it will be better.....and by that, I mean COOLER-N-ICE!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Ride

I have a "new ride".
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4.
Tessia has now officially taken over the
Mustang. ;o)

The distinctive seven-slot grille. The round headlamps. Sixty years of unrivaled capability and toughness. Yes, Liberty is a direct descendant of the original legendary Jeep® vehicle. First designed to carry messages between U.S. Army units, now it carries you and your gear in complete comfort. Wherever you go, whatever you do ... only in a Jeep vehicle.

Liberty is Jeep’s compact sport utility, fitting into the Jeep lineup between the traditional Wrangler and the flagship Grand Cherokee. The Liberty is the product of more than 60 years of Jeep experience and was introduced in the spring of 2001 as a replacement of the Cherokee.

Mine has a
3.7L 210hp V6 engine


Well.....we got back from Panama City Beach, Florida on Sunday, June 11. We had such a wonderful time...and the weather was PERFECT the entire time we were there. Tessia and Kayla enjoyed themselves so much, and were so happy to have met so many BOYS!!! LOL
Also, I allowed them to have their belly buttons pierced while they were there....we called Kayla's mother to get permission for her. They are so proud of their piercings! :) They also got henna tattoos, which last about 4 weeks.
The beach was so nice....it was not too hot and we enjoyed every aspect of our trip!! We took a moonlight, sailboat dolphin cruise on the lat night. It was nice and we were able to see several dolphins. I did get just a bit sea sick....but it was not too bad. :(
I've posted several photos from our trip.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rain, Rain, Rain

It is raining...once again! We need the rain, but I could certainly do without the thunderstorms.
We are gearing up for Florida!! I sure hope the weather is nicer there than it has been here for the last few days.
I got together with a long-lost friend recently, and it sure was nice. Friends are hard to come by, so I was happy to re-establish that relationship.
I have not uploaded any more of the 50's wedding photos yet. I probably won't get to it until I return from Florida.
Today on my lunch break, I have to go to Wal-Mart and print the photos of all my co-workers. I've got to get them to the boss so she can get them with the scrapbook pages for the retirement party on Friday.
I thought I would post some of my "creative photographs" here today. The first photo is one I took of my reading glasses lying on one of my favorite books, Conversations With the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer. The second photo is a coaster and glass jar filled with coffee beans that sits on my sofa table at home. Sometimes, I see beauty or interest in things that others do not see..and I have to photograph it. :)
I will post more later,

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Boppin' Back to the 50's

The wedding was really cute....casual, and fun. After it was over, the happy couple left for their honeymoon in Colorado. I have posted a few photos here....I have more and will post them at a later time.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Is It Summer Yet??

WOW.....it is JUNE already!! Tessia and Kayla are getting excited about our trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.....we leave soon. We will drive halfway (approx.) to Tupelo, MS and spend the night. Then, we will drive on in to Edgewater Beach Resort (in the photo). I am thinking we will get there around check in time, which is 3pm.
I absolutely love the beach! Give me a beach towel, lounge chair with umbrella, a cool drink, and a good book....and I will be in heaven. :)
Last night, Tessia and Kayla went to a neighbor's house (Cody and Colton) to watch a movie. Kayla's mom called me around 10:30 and needed her at the VFW to help decorate for their Sock-Hop wedding and reception that is tonight at 7pm. They were there until around 11:30 decorating and rehearsing.
The sun is finally shining here today. It has rained for the past several days.
Today, I will be going around the office taking photographs of everyone in the office. The County Administrator is making a Memory Book for the DCFS Supervisor (Gary Briley) who is retiring on the 9th of June....and she needs photos of everyone. Each person will get their own page to decorate and add their photo....then all the pages will be placed in a Memory Book and given to Gary at his Retirement Party.
Well...off to work.
Post More Later,